Starting to Wear Lipstick at 30 and Revlon Colorburst Lip Review

Since it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and I know you’ll be kissing all day long, I wanted to brighten up those lips with some color!

My name is Pamela, I’m 30 years old and I just started to wear lipstick.
Insert Nervousness here.

To followup on my post earlier this week talking about the new Fashion/Beauty/Art section at BFG, I wanted the first review post to be about something that I’m currently learning all about: lipstick!  Why does it all have to be so complicated?  Sure, it’s easy as in you put it on your lips. But what about color? What about lasting all day long? What about accidentally smearing it and looking like a clown as noone tells you out of pity? Girl problems.

I decided a few months ago I wanted to start wearing lipstick.  I sent texts out to my friend declaring “I’m wearing lipstick!” to their confusion (note I did not insert the kissy lips emoticon – I can not bring myself to do that, yet).  I marched out of the bathroom after applying my new lip color, walked straight up to Matthew where he exclaimed “Woah”.  “Woah?”.  Is there a worst response?  What does “Woah” mean?  Is that good? Is that bad? Is that surprise?  Goodness, cut me some slack.  Give me something else to work with.  So after I made him give me 10 other descriptive words for each color, and asked him a million times if it looked bad, then I took a deep breath and stepped out of the house with color on my lips.  Was the world ready for this?

Here’s the thing about lip color.  You’re the only one who really knows it.  Sure, you can tell when someone else is wearing it (sometimes) but you’re the only one judging yourself.  It turns out wearing bright pink lips doesn’t make everyone on the sidewalk stop and stare in horror, they just keep walking by thinking in their head “Now that’s some great color” (or that’s what I tell myself).   If you can live confidently while wearing lipstick, everyone is going to think you wear it well and wear it every single day.    When I first wore my dark red lips outside of the house I was pretty sure people were going to throw things (and words) at me while walking down the street, but noone did.   It’s up to you to rule that color.

I heard great things about Revlon’s Colorburst Lipsticks in both the Matte Balm and Balm Stains so I bought 3 to try out in hopes this wouldn’t be a total disaster.
Each of the Lipsticks were approximately $9 at my local drugstore but online it says you can get them cheaper at Target so try there.   Also I got 2 Matte Balms as they were buy one, get one 50% off so I lived crazily and bought two – which I’m really glad I did. 

I made a video that reviews each, talks about lipstick worries, kissing boys (and cats) and just has a lot of me rambling on.  Grab a cup of tea and watch:

A quick run down on each:

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm
Comes in 10 shades
Definitely Matte finish
Made of a Triple Butter Complex of Shea, Coconut and Mango so it does treat your lips as well as colors them.
Does last a long time, but it’s not perfect and will come off some on mugs and kissing partners.

Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain:
Comes in 10 shades
Goes on lighter than what the color appears
Feels like a colored lip balm, very light weight.
Does last a long time.  Because they are more balmy, it tends to not leave too much of a color trace on mugs.

Verdict:  Try them! Buy them!  I’m a lover of these lipsticks.  They are great for experienced lipstick wearers or newbies like me.  I would try to buy a few colors, something light and something dark, to be able to try both ends of the spectrum.   

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Trying them out:

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Elusive.
This is very Spring pink, think lots of flowers and tea parties in the garden.  It’s a really fresh fun bright color.

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Standout.
This is the vixen color, it makes me feel like a sexy librarian (check out my Brooklyn Public Library card).  It’s a very rich red and feels like velvet.

Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in Honey.
This is just a slight touch of pink, it looks and feels like a natural shade of light pink lip balm.  I tend to wear this every day. * FAVORITE*

Tell me – have you tried these lipsticks yet?  Do you wear lipstick? Is there any color that you want to try now?


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